Author Notes: Loosely based on the current Booster Gold storyline. Maybe? For boredom_doodles, who writes the best Booster out there.
Hunter says its actually a compliment. A recognition of the fact that he matters, that he has a role to play. He has grown enough that this isn't the reason why he does it, but because others depend on him doing it.
But he hasn't grown enough that tricking himself into betting on his own games isn't one of the hardest things Michael has ever done.